SNOWNO

SNOWNO

December 12, 2004 4:00 PM - 9:00 AM

SNOWNO Graduate MFA Show Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Website: arts.rpi.edu Info: 518.276.4778 Troy, NY — We’re pleased to announce The Graduate MFA Show for the Arts Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The exhibition features student work ranging from live performance, biotech art, art/activism, net art, sound, and video. The opening reception is on Sunday, December 12th, at 4:00pm in West Hall on the R.P.I. Campus, followed by performances and video reel at 6pm in the auditorium. Based on Schoenberg's 12-tone Serialist matrix, Zulma Aguiar composed a similar matrix consisting of an 8 video row. She applied the Serialist form of creating music onto video and uses footage from her travels across America and Mexico. David Balluff presents works of cultural detritus related to his alter-ego, the charlatanesque Rev. Hugh Pokrit. B.L.O.C. is a collective of architects, engineers, artists, and computer programmers at RPI creating work ranging from robotics to direct action intervention. They will be presenting “Guerilla Landmarking.” This project borrows from traditional landmarking practice to expose historical subnarratives in hopes of contesting the exclusionary nature of the textbook dominant narrative. Julia Christensen has been researching how Communities are Reusing the Big Box. Her study has yielded a large collection of photographs, interviews, stories, and documents relating to the process of reclaiming these abandoned spaces after the superstores that built them have left the premises. Website: www.bigboxreuse.com Carrie Dashow will be screening a collaborative video piece "Investigating Cohabitation". This video is a 2-camera exploration of Le Corbusier’s Unite D’Habitation in Berlin, Germany. Join Ms. Dashow in the Unseen Machine (USM '79 Dodge Camper Van) at the lower West Hall parking lot. She will be making Shrinky Dinks to order, and having Tea and Toast. Inseparable to Caterina De Re’s art/life is using the entire body as a vehicle in the spiritual training process. She will be presenting her experimentations with yoga movement and meditation to highlight aspects of “mudra” from its early Sanskrit origins and later Tibetan Buddhist adaptations. Ms. De Re will also perform an improvisation with EIS, and a multi-location Internet improvisation. Kyra Garrigue created video and audio works that reflect the thoughts and feelings about giving birth through the anthropomorphism of books. Yael Kanarek will show studies from “Chapter 3: Object of Desire.” The studies look at how the three languages (English, Hebrew and Arabic) interrelate as text, texture and architecture through a shared narrative. This work is part of her ongoing project “World of Awe”. Website: www.worldofawe.net Daniela Kostova will show work in progress dealing with issues of cultural displacement and entropic effect of an action by using blue screen video technique. Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg's installation “Victory/Concession” depicts the Bush and Kerry presidential campaigns at the moments of their closure. “Victory/Concession” retraces the myths of evangelical Christianity, moral values, urban and rural, and red and blue, and exposes devious campaign strategies and a complicated country. Website: jpk.silversand.org Join Cat Mazza for a studio visit at microRevolt: Knitted garments with modified logos of sweatshop offenders, needlepoint sketches, fiber and web documentation of the Nike Blanket Petition tour. Website: www.microRevolt.org Julia Reodica will exhibit three works. "hymNext - designer hymen project”, "Visica Pisces”, and "Fractured Grounds”. The first two works encompass the female body and its representation in visual art and culture. The third work is based on naturally occurring fractal networks inspired by living systems. Multi-Aesthetic Pedagogics (MAP) is an evolutionary step in artistic expression of Marshall Trammell. The short video documents his solo vernacular approach to the drum set broadened unto the terrain of applied pedagogy. The video features ESL students from Troy High School during a workshop that he conducted on "Mapping Identity" as they discuss the significance of their cultural artifacts and values transported to a new locale called Troy, New York. For directions and more information please call 518.276.4778.
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